These sessions included: ‘How to raise funds for a European citizens’ initiative’, ‘How to campaign online: lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis’ and ‘Q&A session with the European Citizens’ Initiative Forum’. ECAS also moderated the session ‘ECI: the geography of success’.
It was a good opportunity to engage with high-level institutional representatives, civil society organisations, ECI organisers and Europeans willing to get involved with ECIs and to learn more about how you can make your voice heard and impact the future of Europe.
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a welcome instrument for participatory democracy at European level. Introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, it entered into force in 2012 and allows Europeans to make legislative proposals and participate in decision-making by connecting directly with EU institutions.
The ECI Day is an important forum and platform where registered and future ECI organisers and stakeholders can exchange information and experiences and present their ECI and activities to the public.
On behalf of and under contract to the European Commission, ECAS is operating the European Citizens’ Initiative Forum.